Have You Been Arrested on a Rhode Island Criminal Disorderly Conduct Charge?
Has your life spiraled out of control due to an incorrect accusation?
Convey the case into the hands of an expert Rhode Island criminal attorney, John R. Grasso. Even an infraction or misdemeanor can affect your life outside the courtroom. A simple criminal background performed by an employer can lead to job uncertainty – caused by a disorderly conduct charge.
John R. Grasso has previously worked in law enforcement, and therefore knows firsthand all constitutions of this crime.
With a skilled RI defense attorney to help, you will have the best possible outcome for your case.
Definition of Disorderly Conduct:
Rhode Island Code Chapter 11-11 defines Disorderly Conduct as intentionally disturbing the peace through threat, force, violence, profanity or some other means.
Disorderly Conduct can be further subcategorized under several divisions, each of which carry individual penalties of lesser or greater fines.
Don’t jeopardize your background or freedom. Contact the Island law offices as soon as possible.
What Are the Consequences of Rhode Island Disorderly Conduct Charges?
Depending on the nature of disorderly conduct, the following punishments can ensue:
Disturbance Of Public Assemblies– wherein the defendant willfully disrupted a public meeting. Penalties include:
- Up to one year in the county jail
- Monetary fines not exceeding $500
Disturbance Of Public Assemblies (with a perilous weapon or substance) –
wherein the defendant willfully disrupted a public meeting, with a weapon, and with the intent of causing harm. These weapons include bombs or hazards, which can threaten the life or limb of individuals within the building. Penalties include:
- Up to five years in the county jail
- Monetary fines not exceeding $1,000
Conducting Business In, or Disrupting A Religious Meeting– This infraction takes place when someone carries out business in the premise of a religious meeting, without their consent. Penalties include:
- Up to 30 days in the county jail
- Monetary fines not exceeding $20
Obstruction Of Employment– Through force, violent or threat, someone prohibits another person from entering his/her place of employment, or performing his/her duties. This RI disorderly conduct section is a misdemeanor, and it’s punishable by:
- Up to 90 days in the county jail, or
- Monetary fines not exceeding $100
The Use of Profanity
– penalties are fines of up to $5, within Rhode Island, Massachusetts disorderly conduct laws.
Overcrowding An Assembly– in Rhode Island, there are specific regulations for a building’s maximum capacity. Failure to comply with these laws can result in:
- Up to $500 in fines
Factors that affect sentencing include the type of weapon used, if any; the defendant’s criminal background; the element of intent; aggravating factors and more.
Contact an Aggressive Disorderly Conduct Defense Attorney in Rhode Island
Attorney John R. Grasso will examine all aspects of your case to prove your innocence, or reduce the fines of a guilty verdict. Clients can expect the best legal defenses to win any type of Disorderly Conduct case they may find themselves trapped.
Free consultations are available. Contact the Rhode Island Law Offices of John R. Grasso today.